The Guest Artist at the Kapiti Gallery’s latest exhibition is Ernie Stevenson. Ernie’s work will be exhibited alongside work by members of the Kapiti Arts and Crafts Society members with a theme of “Water”.
Ernie will be at the Gallery on Saturday 8th May from 1.00pm and would love to meet and share his experiences of his painting travels in New Zealand.
Ernie was born into a family of seven siblings and parents who loved nature and a father who loved drawing country scenes. Throughout his working life of 44 years in engineering, wholesaling, retailing and electronics his passion for painting didn’t diminish.
In 2009 he spent 17 months travelling NZ in a caravan visiting back country and mountainous places that many New Zealanders have never seen. He would sit, meditate, sketch and paint in watercolour and then return to his caravan and transform his watercolour sketches into oils on canvas. The reason for this double work was the rivers, lakes and forests attracted masses of sandflies and the oil and turps brought them to the painting.
Today he is greatly pleased if people seeing his paintings feel something of the beauty and splendour of his ‘soul’s experience’.
The 2021 Annual General Meeting will be held on Wednesday 24 February at 7.30 pm in the Matai Road workrooms. All members are welcome to attend and vote on nominations and other items of business. Roles to be filled for the 2021 year are Secretary and Deputy President.
Kapiti Arts and Crafts Society, Matai Reserve, 192 Matai Road, Raumati Beach
If you’d like to come to our Spinning, Weaving and Knitting group but can’t make it during the daytime, we’re beginning evening sessions, fortnightly from Thursday 4 March at 7.00 pm. Click here for details
We don’t hold formal classes, but our more experienced members are happy to share their knowledge—and if you know the basics, or are an experienced spinner or knitter, you can work at your own pace in friendly company. (We’ve called it a knitting group to begin with, but spinners, weavers and crocheters are welcome, too.)
Join during March 2021 and you’ll receive FREE a pair of knitting needles, an easy pattern and wool from our stash to get you started. If you’re a spinner, you can bring your own wheel, or borrow one from the group.
The gallery will close at 3.00 pm on Thursday 24 December 2020 and reopen on Thursday 7th January 2021 with our Exhibition themed “Memory”.
The shop will be closed on 25 & 26th December 2020 and 1 January 2021. On Wellington Anniversary Monday 25th January the shop will be open from 11.00 am to 2.00 pm. Normal hours: Monday to Saturday: 10.00 am to 4.00 pm. Between October and Easter, the shop is open on Sundays 11.00 – 2.00pm.
The Oil and Acrylic Painters had a very successful Exhibition in Coastlands Shopping Centre in November. Most of group’s members had paintings on show and they received a very positive reaction from the public – along with a pleasing number of sales.
The group is especially thankful to Lynda Price who organized it and to everyone who participated and staffed the exhibition.
Join Kāpiti Arts And Crafts Society while the Arts Trail is on, and your $85.00 subscription will last for the rest of 2020 and right through to 31 December 2021!
Our Gallery Exhibition, which opens on Thursday 29th October, spans both Kapiti Arts Trail weekends and is a great opportunity to see Artists in Action! Our Arts and Crafts shop will be open, too, as part of the Arts Trail.
“Before, during and after the Arts Trail” exhibition from 29 October to Sunday 22 November KāpitiGallery, 192 Matai Road, Raumati Beach Hours: Thursday to Sunday 10.00 am to 3.00 pm See artists and craftersin action in our workrooms and pottery and visit the exhibition in our gallery.
Arts and Crafts Shop 20 Raumati Road (next door to Raumati Road Pharmacy) in Raumati Village—close to specialty shops and the beach. A great place to find the perfect, locally made gift, or an artwork or craft item to treat yourself.
Don’t miss the display of oil paintings by Kapiti Arts and Crafts Society members, from Thursday 5th to Saturday 7th of November 2020. It’s a great opportunity for shoppers to see work by local artists, and learn about the Society.
Kapiti Arts and Crafts groups are once more displaying and selling their work in the Roderick and Gillian Deane Community Art Space at Paraparaumu Library in September.
Painting groups members are displaying their art from Saturday 19th September, and Kāpiti Spinners, Weavers & Knitters and Felters—plus jewellery & other craft from Saturday 26th September to Friday 2nd October.
The opening hours are set out below, although it may not be possible to staff the display until 7.30 pm on the late nights.
Monday–Wednesday 9am–5pm Thursday and Friday 9am–7.30pm Saturday 10am–4pm Sunday 10am–2pm
The group has a Daffodil Day fundraiser in the Kāpiti Arts and Crafts workrooms each year and Pottery Group members from ‘next door’ in the pottery room join in, too. Raffle tickets are 50 cents each, and some people make a donation as well.
This year, yellow goods covered a worktable with flowers—daffodils, of course, and other blooms—hand-dyed wool, yellow duck and mesh sponges, soup, biscuits and potato chips in yellow packets, a picture frame, rain cape, measuring tape, and a package of scented soap donated by Trudi of Jenoa Clothing Shop in Waikanae. And inevitably, at this time of year, enough grapefruit and lemons to fill a large basket!